DLC’s a pretty big thing nowadays. Most big-name titles have it, and even Nintendo’s begun looking at integrating DLC into their main staple franchises. However, there will always remain at least one bastion of DLC-free defense, if one trusts the words of Game Freak director Junichi Masuda. Masuda’s been around at Game Freak since Pokémon Green and Red as a composer before becoming a director for Sapphire and Ruby, and in an interview with VG247, he claims that we won’t be seeing downloadable content any time soon.
“We like the idea that through Pokémon people can make conversation or you can become friends and that Pokémon can be a safe environment for that. In terms of DLC specifically, I don’t know what shape DLC can take in the future. But at the moment I don’t feel it’s a safe enough mode – so to speak – appropriate for Pokémon.
There’s no download content or microtransaction content developed specifically for Pokémon X & Y. We’ve not come up with any ideas on that yet. I like the idea that Pokémon can be enjoyed with just one piece of software. You buy the game and it can be enjoyed just with that one software that you buy. That’s a key point for Game Freak.” – Junichi Masuda
Pokémon X and Y were just released, so I’m fairly certain that the content hasn’t been tapped out just yet. Still, would you want to add more content to your Pokémon adventures?